Dun Dornaigil is an Iron Age broch in Sutherland. The broch has an external diameter of about 14.5 metres. The walls generally survive from 2 to 3 metres around the circumference of the broch, but above the doorway they rise to nearly 7 metres. The entrance is on the northeast side but is filled with debris. There is a massive triangular lintel over the entrance which measures 1.4 metres along the base, and 0.9 metres in height. The interior of the broch is still filled with collapsed rubble from the upper levels and is therefore not accessible.

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Founded: 300-0 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Graham Wood (3 months ago)
Very interesting monument and amazing views. Slightly awkward drive to get to it.
M H (3 months ago)
So peaceful and relaxing here. Rough road in places to get here but worth it. Not many passing places so go slow as can't always see what is around the corner.
Andrew Lawson (12 months ago)
Pretty awesome stonework, really solid base. The tall section above the door has a retaining wall for support which i suspect is not original but i guess required at some point to stop it from toppling. On the inside face of this, it looks like there once was a door that has also been blocked up in a similar fashion. On top of the round base its flat and solid which i was a little surprised at considering many others are hollow and accessable and the door way is blocked too. Although this is a pretty spectacular broch in great shape, there are a few others that are slightly better in my opinion that offer more interaction, so to speak. Incredible surroundings, beautiful spot, but, the road is really terrible. One of the worst in the north for sure, go slow and cautious.
Andrew L Gilchrist (2 years ago)
Incredible, interesting and very well preserved.
Paul B (2 years ago)
Wow, go to this area. I wanted to bulk out my days cycling and what an area to cycle - it is immense. If you are in the area go and visit it is simply beautiful, goose bumps on the arms beautiful
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